Prime Minister Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor
This has thrown those vying to be next the next Tory leader (and Prime Minister) into a whole series of pre-manoeuvre, manoeuvres, not least everyone’s favourite Environment Secretary. Michael Gove
Michael Gove last stood for election as Tory Leader in 2016
“Last time round, the membership didn’t really have a viable alternative to Michael Gove”, stated Michael Gove, “but I feel I can offer a real alternative to the Party, by standing against Michael Gove, should Michael Gove choose to stand for election”, he added.
Michael Gove was eliminated in the, third stage Member’s Vote, for the leadership in 2016
“Michael Gove and I, whilst holding firm, to core Conservative principals, differ on many areas of policy, including Europe, education, the environment, foreign policy, welfare, health and defence”, Michael Gove went onto add, at a recent hustings rally, “I genuinely feel, that should Michael Gove become leader, not only of this great party, but the country, our Nation’s prosperity would be seriously endangered”, said Michael Gove.
Controversially, Michael Gove withdrew support for Boris Johnson’s leadership bid in 2016, to run himself
“Michael Gove, is a man who clearly cannot be trusted”, Michael Gove went onto say, “and should Michael Gove decide to take the same course of action on this occasion, I feel I am duty bound, to stand by my core values and common decency, to run in direct opposition to Michael Gove”, Michael Gove positively stated.
The Conservative Leadership involves a series of MP votes, before deciding which two candidates go forward to the final Membership ballot
“I relish the thought of being in direct competition with Michael Gove, should we be the final two candidates selected for the Membership ballot”, stated Michael Gove, “It will give all those individuals, who actively become members of this great party a real choice between two very different candidates”, Michael Gove went onto state.
Previous runner up, Andrea Leadsom, has been a key member of Theresa May’s troubled Cabinet
“Should Michael Gove, defeat me in the final vote, there will be no hard feelings”, added Michael Gove, “Visa versa, I would be only too happy to welcome Michael Gove, to work closely with me, should I become leader, in the future”, predicated Michael Gove.
Michael Gove, currently serves as Environment Secretary in Theresa May’s Cabinet
And when questioned, Michael Gove, responded, “All this talk of a leadership contest is pure speculation. I remain loyal to the Prime Minister and refuse to be drawn into any comments made by Michael Gove to the contrary”